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Holiday spirits - Nice and naughty gifts for tinseled tipplers

Holiday spirits - Nice and naughty gifts for tinseled tipplers

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Dec 19, 2018

On Splasher, on Boozer, on Mincer, on Schmoozer! Even Santa agrees that this is a year that needs to be washed down with a stiff drink. To that end, we've made our annual list of nice and naughty gifts for the tipplers on your list.

American Gongfu: Oakland tea company's savory sips

American Gongfu: Oakland tea company's savory sips

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 17, 2018

Oakland couple James Erb and Jason Young would love to spill the tea with you. The pair share fascinating tidbits about the cultivation, processing and preparation of tea through their business, American Gongfu.

Summer spirits: Libations for lovely longer days and nights

Summer spirits: Libations for lovely longer days and nights

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 6, 2018

As we head into summer, the Bay Area Reporter has ordered up a round of fresh libations, whether you're looking for a new haunt, a new drink of choice, a wine country escape, or intellectual rationale for an impending hangover.

Besties Food: Take a bite of your favorite eateries

Besties Food: Take a bite of your favorite eateries

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 11, 2018

Out of the dozen categories in our dining Besties, only one has a different winner than last year (and many #1s are multi-year repeaters), our diagnosis? Reflux. Is this a sign of blind LGBT loyalty or of an oddly narrow palate?

Holiday Spirits :: Locally Made Scotch, Whiskey, Vodka and Other Gift Ideas

Holiday Spirits :: Locally Made Scotch, Whiskey, Vodka and Other Gift Ideas

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Dec 10, 2017

Sure, that cheery red nose could indicate you're a reindeer. More likely, you appreciate a good drink. It's the time of year to get generous and share the gift of guzzle with your nearest and dearest. Here's our annual guide to gifts for tipplers.

Amour for Amador

Amour for Amador

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 4, 2017

Wine events warm up LGBT fans

Spirits of the season

Spirits of the season

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Dec 21, 2016